Daily Report

Aug. 12, 2015

Spang F-16 Crashes in Germany, Pilot Safe

An Air Force F-16 pilot is safe after ejecting from his jet during a training flight the morning of August 11 over the Bavaria region of Germany, according to 52nd Fighter Wing offici?als. The pilot, assigned to the 480th Fighter...

McDew Hands off to Everhart at AMC

The new head of Air Mobility Command, Gen. Carlton Everhart, assumed command of AMC at an Aug. 11 ceremony at Scott AFB, Ill. Everhart took over AMC from Gen. Darren McDew, who will be the next commander of US Transportation...

Goldfein Sworn in As VCSAF, Spencer Retires

Gen. David Goldfein officially became the 38th Air Force vice chief of staff Aug. 6 during a ceremony at JB Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. Goldfein previously served as director of the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, and was also promoted to...

ACC Strategic Plan 2015 Unveiled

Air Combat Command boss Gen. Hawk Carlisle unveiled ACC’s newest command strategy Aug. 10, entitled “Securing the High Ground,” which lays out how ACC will modernize and transform the US Air Force combat forces to better meet 21st Century threats...

Rivet Joint Accident Report Released

During initial takeoff from Offutt AFB, Neb. on April 30, a leak in the high pressure oxygen system in the rear cabin of a RC-135V Rivet Joint assigned to the 343rd Reconnaissance Squadron led to a fire that burned a...

AFMC to Host UH-1 Helo Replacement Industry Day

Air Force Materiel Command will host an industry day later this month to solicit information on potential solutions for replacing Air Force Global Strike Command’s fleet of aging UH-1N Huey helicopters, according to a government contracting notice released Aug. 10....

Missing WWII Airmen Identified

More than 70 years after their B-26G Marauder was shot down near Seffern, Germany, a crew of airmen is coming home, the Defense Department POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Tuesday Aug. 11. Army Air Forces 1st Lt. William P. Cook and...

New Simulator Trains Pilots For Spatial Disorientation

A new simulator is helping students at specialized undergraduate pilot training prepare for spatial disorientation before they even step into the cockpit, according to USAF officials with the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus AFB, Miss. The simulator replaces the...